By Aris Barkas/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Kostas Papanikolaou is a last minute addition in the “World” Rising Stars roster for the upcoming game of the NBA All Star Game. The injury of Celtics‘ Canadian Kelly Olynyk opened the door to the event for the Greek forward of the Rockets.
This is the second European addition to the “foreigners” roster after Bosnian Jusuf Nurkic of Denver replaced injured New Zealander center Steven Adams of Oklahoma City. The news about Papanikolaou’s inclusion to the Rising Stars Challenge were first reported by SDNA.gr .